I Don’t Have Time, I Make Time (redux)

(Originally posted on NewGuyDave LiveJournal May 28th, 2012)

Lately, the day job has left me with waxing and waning (mostly the latter) motivation and energy in the evenings. I can’t let that keep me from penning the next modest Canadian novel. If I let the day go, hoping to write, it won’t happen.

I used to tell people I didn’t wait for inspiration, quoting Peter DeVries, “I only write when I’m inspired, and I make sure I’m inspired every morning at 9am.” Like I didn’t wait for inspiration, I shouldn’t wait for motivation. (snip)

Thus, I’m booking time in my schedule for writing (and exercise). It’s the only way to get them done. Mon/Wed/Fri nights are for the gym and friends, Tues/Thurs night and Sat/Sun AM are for writing.

How do you get your writing time in? What’s your plan? How do you follow up? Do you give yourself treats for writing?

Cheers, Dave

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